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Federal (USV)


Virgil R. Lamson

(1841 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, from Frankenmuth, he enlisted in Company E, Seventh Michigan Infantry on 20 August 1861 at Monroe.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 14 September 1862 died there, probably of disease, on 19 (or 20 or 24) September 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Service information from State of Michigan.1 Burial from the cemetery History, as Vinton Sampson.2 Hospital details from the Patient List,3 which says he was admitted with a gunshot; if true, it was too soon to have been result of combat on South Mountain or Antietam. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


07/25/1841; Lawrence, NY


09/19/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 7, pp. 54 - 62  [AotW citation 12085]

2   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4125]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #3.229  [AotW citation 25254]